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                                                                                                                                                          UCC Program Receives
                                                                                                                                                         Bar Association Approval
                                                                                                                                                   CRANFORD – Union County                deed offering a quality program.”                              These courses are taught on the
                                                                                                                                                College would like to announce that          During the approval process, ev-                            College’s Cranford campus. Addi-
                                                                                                                                                the Paralegal Studies Program, which      ery facet of the College’s Paralegal                           tionally, the College offers a 27-credit
                                                                                                                                                offers an Associate in Applied Sci-       Studies program underwent rigorous                             post-degree Certificate of Achieve-
                                                                                                                                                ence degree and a certificate pro-        scrutiny. The American Bar Associa-                            ment in Paralegal Studies.
                                                                                                                                                gram, was granted approval by the         tion examined the curriculum, fac-                                The ABA approval is also great
                                                                                                                                                American Bar Association (ABA) at         ulty, advisory committee, admission                            news for current students in the Para-
                                                                                                                                                its mid-year meeting in February.         practices, library and computer re-                            legal Studies program. “I am hopeful
                                                                                                                                                Following an extensive review pro-        sources, and student services inher-                           that this will expand job opportunities
                                                                                                                                                cess, the ABA found that the Parale-      ent in the program. The ABA team                               for our students and enhance the value
                                                                                                                                                gal Studies Program provides a qual-      also interviewed students and gradu-                           of their education,” added Joyce.
                                                                                                                                                ity paralegal education and also sat-     ates of the program.                                              This week, the ABA installed a
                                                                                                                                                isfies the stringent requirements set        The College’s Associate in Ap-                              live link to the College’s program
                                                                                                                                                forth by the ABA’s Standing Com-          plied Science degree curriculum is                             on the ABA website at
                                                                                                                                                mittee on Paralegals.                     designed to prepare students to be-                  
                                                                                                                                                   “This is exciting news,” said Eliza-   come paralegals or legal assistants                            legalservices/paralegals/directory/
                                                                                                                                                beth A. Joyce, J.D., Coordinator of       working under the supervision of an                            nj.html.
TOURNAMENT WINNERS…The Cranford Hockey Club recently became the Pond President’s Cup Tournament in
                                                                                                                                                Paralegal Studies. “Our faculty, ad-      attorney or to continue their studies.                            For more information on the Para-
Newark, Del, Mite B Division Champions. Pictured, left to right, are: center bottom; Harry Devenny, first row; Luke                             ministration, and advisory commit-        Courses offered include Introduction                           legal Studies program at Union
Jacobello*, Luke Pachkowski, Jack Devaney, Brendan Hiltz*, Brenden Smith and Mason Miller*; middle row, Jake                                    tee members have worked tirelessly        to Paralegal Studies, Legal Research,                          County College contact the Program
Anderson, Aidan Plick, Patrick Rigby*, Declan Kennedy, Paul DeBole* and Jeremy Thompson* (missing from picture);                                to create an excellent program for        Legal Writing, Litigation, Contract                            Coordinator at (908) 709-7171 or
back row, Assistant Coach Craig Miller* and Coach George Kennedy. *indicates from Westfield.                                                    our students, and receiving approval      Law, and Law Office Management.                                visit
                                                                                                                                                from the ABA says that we are in-

 County School Districts to                                                                             Villanova Announces                        Harpur College
                                                                                                           Fall Dean’s List                     Announces Dean’s List
See Jump of $13.7 Mil. In Aid                                                                            VILLANOVA, PA –The following
                                                                                                                                                  BINGHAMPTON, N.Y. – Six lo-
                                                                                                                                                cal students are on the Dean’s List for
            By PAUL J. PEYTON                              in state aid will assist in this area.”    local residents are on the Dean’s List    their outstanding academic achieve-
Specially Written for The Westfield Leader and The Times
                                                              Mountainside and Garwood will           in the School of Business for the         ment for the Fall 2010 semester at
   AREA — School aid to Union                              garner $202,718 and $311,904, re-          2010 fall semester: Massimo Arpino,       Harpur College of Arts and Sciences
County’s 21 municipalities increased                       spectively, increases of $144,651 and      a senior from Mountainside; Robert        at Binghampton University, State
$13.7 million to $502.1 million for                        $82,194. Neighboring Cranford re-          McHale, a senior from Berkeley            University of New York. The criteria
the 2011-2012 school year. The state                       ceived an increase of $519,472 to          Heights; Julie Shelman, a senior from     for the Dean’s Honors list is a mini-
restored $250 million of the $800                          $1.3 million while Berkeley Heights        Westfield; Derek Glynn, a senior from     mum grade point average of 3.5.
million it slashed last year statewide.                    saw a bump of $426,204. Berkeley           Berkeley Heights; Laura Roberts, a          Local students include Daniel Erik
   Locally, Westfield’s aid jumped                         Heights did not receive any aid last       senior from Cranford; Michelle Ball       Petersen of Cranford; Ilana J.
$845,448 to $1.3 million after the                         year, a drop of $2 million from 2009.      a sophomore from Westfield; Aileen        Solomon of Cranford; Jie Mei of
district’s aid plummeted $4.2 million                      Likewise, Summit, which also had           Grogan a sophomore from Westfield;        Fanwood; Rachel E. Kreutzer of
in 2010. Scotch Plains-Fanwood re-                         all of its $2.6 million in aid cut last    Erin Hille a sophomore from Berke-        Westfield; Ross Pohling of Westfield
ceived an increase of $769,352 to                          year, will receive $597,562 in 2011.       ley Heights.                              and Jordyn L. Zucker of Westfield.
$1.4 million after its state funding                          The Union County Vocational-Tech-
was cut $3.9 million last year.
   Westfield Superintendent Marga-
ret Dolan said she was happy to see
                                                           nical Schools, located in Scotch Plains,
                                                           received a $194,973 increase to
                                                           $5,087,562. The bulk of state aid in the
                                                                                                        UCC to Host Author, Ghost
an increase in aid.
   “This increase will help minimize
the fiscal challenge we face as a dis-
                                                           county will be distributed to Elizabeth,
                                                           $274.2 million, up $3.4 million over
                                                           2010; Plainfield, $95.6 million, an in-
                                                                                                          Investigator March 13
trict to maintain the tradition of ex-                     crease of $1.2 million, and Union Town-      CRANFORD – On Sunday, March             Star Ledger, the Record, (201) Maga-
cellence in the Westfield Public                           ship, $27.4 million, up $1.2 million.      13, Craig McManus, author of the          zine, New Jersey Monthly and Martha       SWEET SOLO, SURE SHOT…Senior Ian English of Cranford plays a special
Schools,” she said in an e-mail to this                    Roselle, Linden and Rahway will re-        books “The Ghosts of Cape May”            Stewart Living Magazine. He has also      trumpet solo of the Star-Spangled Banner prior to the Wardlaw-Hartridge boys’
newspaper. “Our taxpayers pay mil-                         ceive total aid of between $18.6 million   Book 1, Book 2, and Book 3, as well       appeared on various television seg-       basketball home victory over Warren County Tech on February 10. English
lions of dollars in income tax to Tren-                    and $21.8 million Rahway and Roselle       as 400 “Years of the Ghosts of Cape       ments to discuss his books and his        followed his pre-game performance with a 25-point effort to lead the Rams on
                                                                                                                                                                                          Senior Day. He is the team captain for the boys’ varsity soccer and basketball
ton and deserve considerable relief in                     will see aid increases of over half a      May,” and renowned ghost investiga-       investigations.                           teams and a member of the track and field team.
local property tax, the main source of                     million dollars each, while Linden will    tor will speak at the Roy Smith The-         This event is free and open to the
funding for our schools. This increase                     see a $1 million jump to $19 million.      ater on the College’s Cranford cam-       public. However, seating is limited,
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